This hip-hop artist and rapper is a favorite of many. His fans are from different generations. He began his career in the early 80’s and went on to become one of the best in the business. He earned $3 billion in a single day. What? Don’t you buy it? Yeah, it does sound incredible, but it is the truth.
If you wish to know who is this artist and how he made so many zeroes after 3, then do read the net worth and life of rap artist, entrepreneur, producer and stage performer, Dr. Dre.
Early Life & Biography
He was born as Andre Romelle Young, and now popularly goes by the name of Dr. Dre, on 18th Of February, 1965. His parents are Theodore and Verna Young. He went to Vanguard Junior High School located in Compton. Throughout his early years, he kept on changing schools, finally settling for Fermont High School.
During his teen years, Dr. Dre fathered a son named Curtis with Cassandra Joy Greene. He had a number of affairs with women leading to issues born as a result of the relationships. He was in a relationship with a vocalist named Michelle. He had an issue named Marcel with her. He exchanged vows Nicole Threatt in 1996. From this marriage, they have two children, Truice and Truly. Tyra Young is also his daughter, though the mother is unknown.
Along with fame, Dr. Dre has garnered a bad name as well. He has a record of committing violence against women, and he has also served time in prison because of his convictions in different cases.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Dr. Dre began his career as a Disc Jockey. He recorded his first songs in a club called “Eve After Dark.” His First song was “Surgery.” In 1984, he became a member of World Class Wreckin’ Cru. He later worked with O’Shea Jackson and recorded songs for Ruthless Records. Success came with the track “Fuck the Police.” “Straight Outta Compton” brought widespread fame to him. The Duo of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg was a major hit.
Together they brought a good many hit tracks like “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang.” “Let Me Ride” fetched Dr. Dre a Grammy for Best Solo Rap. He made a debut in films with “Set It Off.” He also tried his hands as a producer in the film industry. His first production was “Straight Outta Compton.” Dr. Dre is a business person in every possible way; he created his own brand of headphones having the name “Beats by Dr. Dre.” Hewlett and Packard signed a deal with Dr. Dre for his headphones.
Net Worth & Earning
As of 2018, Dr. Dre has gathered a net worth of about $850 million. He garnered $52 million by selling his share in Aftermath Entertainment. His entrepreneurial brand “Beats by Dr. Dre” proved to be a money spinner for him. He earned around $3 billion as Apple purchased it. He also gets tons of dollars from the endorsements he does. He endorses drinks like St. Ides, Coors Light, Dr. Pepper and Chrysler 300S. He is one of the highest paid music artists. A good part of his income comes in the form of royalties from albums and tours.
Dented by several controversies, Dr. Dre never bothered about a thing in his life. He kept on climbing the ladder of success with each passing day making him one of the wealthiest music artists of all the times. Apart from business, he has also done a considerable amount of philanthropic work. He bequeathed $70 million to the University of Southern California.